Israeli field hospital treats, operates on hundreds of Haitians

Israeli field hospital treats, operates on hundreds of Haitians

DEBKAfile Special Report
January 18, 2010

IDF field hospital at full stretch in Haiti

The only facility in Haiti with a fully-functioning operating theater, the large Israeli field hospital treated many hundreds of patients in its first four days and helped at least one woman give birth.

Another jumbo jet loaded with supplies and equipment is due to set out to replenish the facility’s dwindling stocks. Medical aid and other basic necessities are still reaching the millions of distressed Haitians in Port-au-Prince and its outskirts too slowly to save lives.

The Israeli military team of 250 is working flat out in the city’s Antoine Izmery soccer field, in a fully-equipped operating theater, intensive care units, child and maternity wards, laboratories, an X-ray facility and a pharmacy.
One-third of the medical team of 40 doctors, 20 paramedics and nurses plus technical staff are IDF reservists who volunteered for the Haiti disaster relief team. They are treating 500 patients a day.

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